Memoirs of life in the Minnesota Indian reservations with a Congregational missionary father, a mother of the stuff of pioneers, a brother and sister. Hardships endured -- stories of the Indian charges (the good in the majority) -- dissension between government agents and those with the zeal to help -- neighborliness -- schooling -- sickness -- forest fires -- cyclones -- Indian scares -- nature lore, all served to fill the children's lives with interest. But the focus is on the courage and faith of the parents. Without stressing religion as such, the book is the best type of home missionary literature, and should have a wide sale for those markets. A book that -- against an American setting -- has something of the appeal that Pearl Buck's biography of her father had. A new side of the American picture. Definite local interest.